After a few requests, I decided to make a few simple to read, easy to follow guides on installing custom ROMs, official ICS updates, rooting & more. They go into great detail and are written with everyone in mind, regardless of your computer or Android knowledge / skill. Even a 5 year could follow them! If you have any questions, spot a mistake or have a suggestion, let me know. My email is [email protected]
How to install a custom Jelly Bean / ICS ROM from scratch
How to install the official ICS update
How to root
Thank you! Well done!
You have accomplished something most geeks seem totally
incapable of doing; making a SIMPLE, easy to read and well formatted, non-fragmented tutorial, that assumes nothing
of the reader, and one which is written in plain, simple and well articulated English. There should be assigned tutorial writers, to whom ALL tutorials are delegated. This is why Apple succeed - their geeks stick to what they're good at - code, and their UI and graphic designers/font experts each do what they're good at, and not much else.
It also helps not to assume anything of the person reading your tutorial. It's great that you, the writer, have had the experiences about which you are teaching us, but to assume that same knowledge and the dictionary of associated acronyms of a total beginner is foolhardy at best.
Bad design goes far beyond terrible UIs on a platform; a tutorial is as good as having never been written, if you do not convey instructions to the reader in simple (but not condescending) terms, coupled with an intelligent, simple, aesthetically pleasing and intuitively arranged formatting of the page.
Also, it always helps to have a natural sense of wit, as good humour - so long as not gratuitous or done to death, always makes one wish to come back for more... and to recommend you to others. Acute wit is memorable, and makes you stand out far from the rest of the dullard tutorials, even apart from the technical content alone!
Life is simple, honesty even simpler. Stick to those basics, and you'll always win!
I commend you! Here ends my puff of wind!
God bless you!